This Benedictine San Zoilo monastery is on Saint James's Way. The most important part of the building is the Plateresque cloister (16th century), which is adorned with medallions and busts.

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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Sheila Mitchell (11 months ago)
Brilliant restaurant. Cafe not so nice. Good customer service on the whole
Zeglar (13 months ago)
Able to stay in the adjoining hotel to experience a little of life in a monastery.
George Yanev (13 months ago)
The lamb for 2 was especially good. The portion is adequate for 2 people and it comes with salad. There's very little of the lamb smell which could be consider as a plus. Overall really enjoyable experience. Highly recommend.
Jim Lochhead (14 months ago)
A monastery converted into a hotel. The hotel is up to date and pleasant to stay in. Our room overlooking the courtyard of the monastery was lovely.
Helen Unger-Clark (17 months ago)
A gorgeous property that is well worth a visit. The only thing I didn't like was that the walls were paper-thin; another guest came into their room at 11 pm after a football match and we could hear them sniffling, talking, and showering as if they were in the room with us. That being said, if you are looking for a unique property, this hotel is a must-see. Be absolutely sure to ask the reception to let you into the claustro and the church. It's mind-blowing to see the history in a hotel.
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